Skip to comments.Wakefield's paper linking MMR vaccine and autism a fraud
Posted on 01/05/2011 8:25:06 PM PST by Melissa 24
Dr. Andrew Wakefield's 1998 report in the journal Lancet purporting to show a link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella "was based not on bad science but on a deliberate fraud," says Dr. Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal, in an editorial published Tuesday. The editorial accompanies the first of three reports by British investigative journalist Brian Deer that document how Wakefield manipulated data in his attempts to prove something that he "knew" before he started his research. Most of the information in the reports has been published previously, but the recent publication of the General Medical Council's 6-million-word transcript of the hearing in which Wakefield's license to practice medicine in Britain was revoked allowed the editors of BMJ to peer-review Deer's reports and confirm the extensive falsifications in the original Lancet paper.
"The sad thing is, his work has influenced a lot of people," said Dr. Peter Hotez of the Sabin Vaccine Institute in New York City. "If you do a Google search of vaccines, so much of what you see are anti-vaccine sentiments using Wakefield's work as a basis for it, and as a result, children are having vaccines withheld. It's tragic."
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Chidren died and Doctor Wakefied should be fried!
Behavior of this sort from so-called “scientists” isn’t surprising. Sadly, it’s becoming more common. Just look at the AGW crusaders, the FDA, etc.
The money trail must always be followed. Mistakes happen but I’ve developed a deep distrust of scientists and the grant/tenure process.
BS. My wife’s best friend has a boy who was basically just above catatonic. I saw this little man multiple times. He was basically retarded. She became very active in the autism community in TX and detoxed her son. This boy is now as normal as any kid.
We had twin girls almost 7 years ago. Due to this intimate experience we spread out the vaccinations and didn’t give some. One of my girls seems to have Aspergers. The other is sharp as a whip. I’m working on getting her right, because it can be done.
What I take from this is that mercury affects people differently. Basically, genetics.
Take your outrage elsewhere.
Of course we will see the good doctor’s lawyer friends up on the docket with him. Won’t we?
I totally agree, this is not a joke at all.
From the Sabin Institute’s web page
“We develop new vaccines”
yeah - no bias and conflict of interest there.
Read the ingredients of vaccines...that should tell you all you need to know.
there was a second study done based on this first one. The second confirmed the findings of the first. None of the crap about retractions and fraud have been aimed at the second, and better study, which only underscored the conclusions of the first study.
Voodoo works everytime doesn’t.
I’m with you....so many shots....and the giving of them at such a young age....who knows what effects?
The only people who condemn the studies come from pharma backgrounds, and government types who want to nanny our children for us.
I have not given any vaccinations to my 7 year old daughter, her little immune system is as it should be and works incredibly well.
I don’t understand your response.
it’s so much better to use our children as voodoo dolls for the pharmaceutical companies bottom line isn’t it?
What second study?
How do you detox,and the wife’s best friend, detox your children? Do you have any links to information on this that you could provide?
I think they’re playing the game of large numbers. It only affects a “relative” few. But those it affects is beyond devastating. I took my girls to a movie two nights ago and I’m watching one of my girls watching this movie out of the side of her eye, half the time. She’s as sweet a girl as you’d ever meet but she’s not all there. I blame the shots. Her twin sister is a miniature Martha Stewart and is basically about 5 yrs older than her age.
It’s the same agitprop as was made against McCarthy....Nothing fraudulent by Wakefield...AT ALL. Big pharma (and government) will lose BILLIONS of dollars if there is a link between Autism and vaccinations. Are you so naive?????
Government and Big Pharma are in league to destroy everyone who DARE say there is any causation. WHY??????? Science is SUPPOSED to be debated! It should be in the open—DEBATED!!!!! and all those doctors that have said their COULD be a link, such as Wakefield, need NOT be vilified and destroyed because he DARED voice an opinion that DARED to say there could be a relationship.....EVIL, EVIL WAKEFIELD?????? WRONG. EVIL EVIL GOVERNMENT and Big Pharma in collusion mandating shots that intentionally harm children and hiding all studies that indicate a connection (like GW) Peer review articles?????? right-—just like those peer reviewed hockey stick articles.
They should be in prison for mandating HEP B shots for one day old healthy infants who have no brain barrier to keep the KNOWN toxins that are in every vaccine— out of the brain.
Little children can only tolerate some toxins before it overloads their systems and since the 80’s (when Autism spiked) we have been flooding their little systems with all these known toxins....for what—oh, hep B?????? Diarrhea??? We are giving shots that were made for 3rd worlders ONLY TO MAKE A PROFIT FOR BIG PHARMA!!!!!!!N 3x’s in how many months for those hep B shots.....A CRIME!
By the way, I did a report on the Wakefield study when I was in college. I would believe him WAY before any ginned up “proof” dug up by the Big Pharma groups and paid off govt. officials. He was set up and vilified like everyone who DARES go off the reservation Neo-Marxists agenda.
There is a government agenda to drug all our little boys....all the independent, high IQ “bored” ones. It is intentional. They don’t want future George Washington’s and Ben Franklins and heaven help them if a real man like John Wayne exists.
Cultural Marxists control our government and they are intentionally trying to destroy the family unit....what better way than to create babies who are in constant pain and scream constantly (some vaccination results). Where is common sense.
Our son received the MMR triple dose vaccine at 12 months. This was far too early. He is high functioning, but definitely autistic. Right after those injections, we started seeing changes in him, but didn’t put any of together until much later.
Our daughter, who is now 23 received only 11 shots before age 2. Our youngest w/ autism: received 22-23 injections before age 2.
Makes you wonder.
That’s why I asked. My son is also high functioning but autistic. His sister is not. The question I have is how to check for heavy metal contamination and what methods there are to correct for this if it is possible.
Isn’t part of the MMR vaccine made from aborted human embryo tissue?
Talk to a person crippled by polio. That should tell you something too.
I’d like to know what the children died of due to a lack of immunizations. This article is the most specific I have read as it states that four children died, usually its just a vague “children died”. But this still doesn’t reveal the exact disease(s).
I have a 5 month old and am very torn about what to do. I’ve held off vaccinations to this point but am somewhat fearful of him catching a deadly disease. My daughter had a horrid reaction to a group of vaccines when she was about 20 months old. She was like a zombie for 5 days...of our 5 children, she is the most vivacious so it was a terrifying 5 days. She didn’t smile, chatter or laugh and if you waved your hand in front of her face, she didn’t even blink. I thought we had lost her forever. I believe it was divine intervention that brought her back.
I have to agree. Some of the reasons for the shots seem ridiculous.
My son was born totally normal and beautiful. He met all his milestones right on time until after the MMR. What else could make a child poop out baseball sized black stools, hard as a rock, lose their speech, begin to have strange neurological deficits? Something gets to their brains and, in many cases, to their gut ...something. What is it? He still can’t eat or drink milk or wheat w/o having a very strange odor and pattern to his stools. We have to always put him on a gluten free/casein free diet or give him digestive enzymes.
If the vaccine program was ever implicated in autism, the world would come to a screeching HALT.
We can’t let that happen, now, can we?
I understand your opinion, but you are uninformed. You’re taking your info from Yahoo or AP. I’m not speaking from the outside. I’ve seen this issue face to face, and am seeing it today, in my family. Your simplistic response is noted.
They don’t put mercury in children’s vaccines anymore.
Heh! Just like what the "global warming" scientists did!
Better late than never I suppose.
You can search out a DAN (Defeat Autism Now) physician in your area, or nearby. That would be a start. Generation Rescue is also a good starting point. Good luck. Detox/chelation can be hard on the kidneys. Be very careful.
We requested at the hospital not to have our preemie baby vaccinated against Hep B...I found out 2 weeks ago that they did it anyway. We both remember the nurse entering that we declined the vaccination. It’s the only one he has had. Now what do we do? I was so mad I cried. He spent two weeks in the ICN just struggling to breathe and eat, his body didn’t need to be fighting to make anti-bodies against a disease he had no chance of catching.
Thimersol is the product used to extend the life of vaccines. It contains mercury. This issue has been out there for awhile.
Interesting arrangement of words. Mind if I copy it to paste elsewhere?
I will give you full credit.
No argument btw.
The unfortunate argument against that, is a very dear friend of mine paints with her mouth because she is a paraplegic from the polio vaccination.
I had a very long discussion with my daughter’s pediatrician when she was 18 months old...Polio was the one that I was concerned with. He said Polio is gone in the western hemisphere, except for those countries that use the oral vaccination still, and then it’s contagious to others. That’s the only reason you see it periodically in the news, and it is always associated with the oral vax.
The doctor said I should be more concerned with tetanus, which is interesting since hot water and soap, Neosporine and oral antibiotics are so readily available.
He also said that he was required(???) to continue to inform me of the vaccination schedule, and that I had to decline it every time I brought my daughter in. We simply stopped going for wellness check ups - and only go if there is a need. (amazingly enough, the only need was to get cactus quills out one time...she’s just never sick except for a minor cold here and there.)
I'm not from a pharma background, and I'm not associated with the government. I have looked at several studies, and the conclusions are very clear from large, well done studies. Vaccines have nothing to do with autism.
We agree to disagree then - however - your pharma backed studies, should not legislate what I do for my child.
Sort of like the Algores of medical global warming.
As I’ve said I’ve seen this up close, with a friend of the family, and am currently seeing it with one of my twin girls. I believe vaccines work but have side-effects on certain persons. If you have something to add, add it. Otherwise, FO.
Since 2001, all vaccines recommended for children 6 years of age and younger have contained either no thimerosal or only trace amounts, with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccines, which are marketed in both the preservative-free and thimerosal-preservative-containing formulations. Thimerosal-preservative free influenza vaccine licensed for use in children six to 59 months of age is available in limited supply. Nevertheless, FDA is in discussions with manufacturers of influenza vaccine regarding their capacity to increase the supply of vaccine without thimerosal as a preservative.http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/vaccines/QuestionsaboutVaccines/ucm070430.htm
So even though there is no evidence thimerosal causes any problems, it has been removed.
“Youre taking your info from Yahoo or AP”
First I’m really sorry about your daughter.
Second, this is not AP or Yahoo, it’s BMJ :
The paper was in fact an elaborate fraud
FRAUD, so do not rely on it for anything.
So - what is causing the apparent dramatic rise in diagnosed Autism? Better identification/diagnosis? Or is there another cause?
Or is Autism another over-diagnosed issue like so many “syndromes”?
Did your report on the Wakefield study make note of the fact that it was commissioned and funded for planned lawsuits against BIG PHARMA? You should read the actual story in the British Medical Journal regarding Wakefield’s fraud. Some of the parents of the kids in the study are really ticked off that he so misrepresented their conditions both pre- and post-vaccination.
By the way, Ben Franklin and George Washington were patriots who put their lives on the line. John Wayne never actually set foot on the sands of Iwo Jima (though he was good at play-acting).
How sad. It is an overload of toxins, I am sure. The body can’t function properly and babies and small children are very susceptible to any toxins and they inject a number of known toxins with every vaccine.
How do we know what is in the vaccine anyway, if batches are made in China? How can we be sure about any of them? Really? Trust government agencies???? Like they saved the dogs and kept melamine out of baby formula. Right....They tell the truth about Global Warming...Scientists don’t lie?????!!!!!!!
There was a doctor once whose son was tested after coming down with Autism—they tested for toxins. He was way off the charts. They started detox and he did improve. It was a long time ago, that I watched the video...I graduated in 2004. I did a paper on Wakefield....his report was on children who developed severe diarrhea—bowel syndrome— after the MMR. The parents pleaded for him to help them. Their children were healthy and happy prior to the shot.
They used to separate those vaccines (until the Autism spike). When they group them, the baby has all these unnatural elements injected all at once to deal with. .....It is cheaper for companies to group them and saves doctors visits...it is not better for the children—THEY KNOW THAT!...it is better for PROFITS.
Boys are more susceptible to mercury poisoning....that mercury goes right to the brain and kills the neurons.....eats them right up....and male hormones speed up the process.
I think the ratio is 3:1 with boys getting Autism more frequently. Mercury poisoning symptoms are identical to the symptoms of Autism. I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. I studied both symptoms. They have lots of information on Mercury poisoning from studies where seafood was contaminated.
Once government started mandating HEP B shots for one day olds...I know that they care NOTHING for the health of babies. NOTHING. If they are damaged, then they really make tons of money off of the children. It is sickening how trusting parents are of GOVERNMENT. Founders warned that it is a necessary EVIL so they have to be contained and stopped from becoming the Nanny.
PS. I am not a doctor but I do have common sense and a distrust of the Marxists in government who control the MSM and all scientific dialogue—their “one-way” to think PC cr*p. Also watched Ben Stein’s movie on the lack of debate on un-PC issues in science...and the destruction of any scientists in Universities that DARED to question Darwin. Again, Darwin’s theory is a theory....why not have debate. AGENDA!!!!!! Marxist Atheist Agenda. Destroy the family (best way is to destroy children).
Sounds like a Bill Clinton/DemoRAT line (even if not)...
Bottom line - how many children died as a DIRECT result of not being immunized directly in relation to parents being "deceived" by this possibly debunked "study"?
And what was the death rate for children who WERE immunized?
If a child dies of measles, haemophilus Influenzae B (HIB), diptheria, tetanus, polio or rubella, it’s highly likely to be a death that could have been prevented by vaccination. I’m old enough to have started in medicine before the HIB vaccine, and I saw some young children die of HIB meningitis, and a few almost die from epiglottitis (almost always due to HIB).
It’s sad that so much credence was given in the first place to a study that involved a grand total of 12 children. Now that it has been proven that Wakefield had a financial motive and that he lied in his Lancet article, it is sadder that some folks still support the fraud.
I appreciate your opinion. I would think that your frequenting this site would intimate that you know that institutions have a agenda, even the BMJ. I assure you they are wrong. Sorry that I’m a uneducated American. I’ve seen this and am seeing it first-hand.
All of the organizations and books written about this subject were dreamed up? These people didn’t have anything better to do? Or were they just trying to sell something?
They were trying to retrieve their children’s life or were helping to do so.
You don’t want to know what I think of you.
The thimersol vaccines were never destroyed and were and are being used.
Please explain to me why after these vaccinations were used that certain children went autistic. Timing? Just wasn’t noticed beforehand? Must be paranoia. Thanks for your insight.